ENMU narrows coaching search to three

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has narrowed its search for a football coach to three candidates. Athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday that the finalists are New Mexico Military coach Jeff Lynn, Copperas Cove (Texas) High School coach Jack Welch and Texas-El Paso assistant Jeff Woodruff. The new coach will replace Mark […]

ENMU narrows coaching pool for baseball

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University hopes to fill its open baseball head coaching position by June 15, athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday. ENMU is looking to replace Phil Clabaugh, who resigned after 20 seasons last month and was the program’s only coach after the sport was revived at the school […]

Education column: New principal likens job to coaching

Nearing the end of the school year, we took the opportunity to speak with some of our principals to hear their reflections. What we heard were things like: “We have great kids and a caring, dedicated staff; remarkable academic gains; and wonderful instructional collaboration that’s taken place among instruction teams.” Secondary principals also emphasized the […]

ENMU to interview five for women’s coaching position

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is planning five on-campus interviews seeking to fill its women’s basketball coaching position following the resignation of Linden Weese last month. ENMU athletic director Jeff Geiser said Tuesday that the finalists are Texas Woman’s assistant coach Michael Madrid, La Cueva girls basketball coach Abbie Carlson, Texas-Arlington women’s […]

Weese resigns Zias coaching position

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CNJ file photo Linden Weese resigned Tuesday after five years as the ENMU women’s basketball coach. Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tendered his resignation on Tuesday after five seasons at the school. The Zias finished their 2010-11 season on Saturday at 5-21 (3-11 Lone Star Conference South Division) with […]

Pigskin Preview: Muleshoe’s Riley talks about meteoric rise in coaching ranks

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East Carolina media relations: Courtesy photo Muleshoe native Lincoln Riley spent seven years learning former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach’s high-octane offense. Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley knew he wanted to be a football coach — it just happened a little sooner than he expected. After his freshman season as a non-scholarship quarterback at Texas Tech, then-Red […]

Judge to make Isler decision by Friday

CNJ staff A federal judge is expected to decide later this week if J.D. Isler can continue coaching the Clovis Wildcat boys varsity basketball team. A hearing at U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Wednesday lasted more than six hours and the judge announced she hoped to reach a decision by Friday, according to Clovis senior […]

Wayland graduates 43

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayland graduate Rian Essex, right, shakes a line of hands including Dean Gary Mitchell’s, left, after being presented his diploma. Essex and his wife Shiloh earned master’s degrees. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After eight years of teaching and coaching football at Clovis High School, Cal Fullerton decided to […]

ENMU coaching candidate preaching up-tempo

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — If Richard Davis is named the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University, he’s letting the dogs run. The Columbus, Ohio native, and current coach at Division II St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., preached about an offensive style where the bigs run the sidelines […]

Coaching candidate says Hounds need to win right away

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Andrew Helton is one of three finals for the job. He’s been assistant coach at Division I South Alabama the last two seasons. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Tom Izzo was never a collegiate head coach before he came to Michigan State, and he led the Spartans to a national championship. Andrew Helton doesn’t […]